JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - More Red Wolves are getting opportunities to play on the international stage.
Norchad Omier is selected to the Nicaragua national team. He’ll compete in a FIBA World Cup qualifier starting April 15th in El Salvador.
Omier had a historic 2020-21 season for Arkansas State. He earned Freshman All-American honors after averaging 12 points and 12 rebounds per game. Norchad landed on the All-Sun Belt 1st Team, the Sun Belt All-Tournament Team and was named the SBC Freshman of the Year.
Omier isn’t the only A-State connection to the Nicaragua roster. Red Wolves head coach Mike Balado will serve as a consultant. Balado experienced international hoops in 2015. He served as an assistant coach to the Puerto Rico national team. That squad competed in the Pan American Games and FIBA Americas Championship.